This week’s meal prep ideas are extremely simple for those weeks where you’re just too busy for any elaborate meal preps. Mix and match these with some other ideas from my previous meal prep posts! ⁠Take this as a reminder that meal prepping does not have to be complicated!⠀

Breakfast: Tofu Scramble⁠⠀

⁠This has been my go-to for the past couple months and there’s no sign of me slowing down.

Here’s the basic scramble I throw together each week:⁠

  • 2 blocks of extra firm tofu, crumbled⁠⠀
  • Frozen greens, about 6-8 ounces⁠⠀
  • Sun dried tomatoes, chopped (I use the entire 365 brand bag)⁠⠀
  • Nutritional yeast, about 1/4 cup⁠⠀
  • Garlic powder, ground turmeric, salt, and pepper to taste⁠⠀

✶ I cook it all together in a large pan over medium heat on the stove until it’s hot. Sometimes I’ll throw in extra veggies depending on my mood. I store it in the fridge Mon-Fri and reheat my portions each morning.⁠⠀

Lunch: Sandwiches⁠⠀

⁠Never underestimate the power and simplicity of a good ol PB&J… with a side of hummus and veg.⁠⠀

Snack: Green Smoothie and Energy Bites⁠⠀

⁠It’s been pretty hot here in North Carolina so I’ve enjoyed having smoothies more often but we might be exiting smoothie season now! I’ve also been loving these “No bake cookie energy bites” from the One Lovely Life blog⁠⠀

Dinner: Butternut Squash Quinoa Bowls

Sticking with simplicity here. I cooked a large batch of quinoa for the week in my instant pot (pro tip, cook it in veggie stock for added flavor) and added in roasted or air-fried squash or sweet potatoes, greens, and a bunch of spices.⁠ You can buy butternut squash or sweet potatoes pre-chopped to save time. In my opinion the pre-chopped squash ends up being similar in cost because the regular squash has a lot of wasted weight after discarding the skins.⠀

I hope you enjoy these seasonal fall meal prep ideas! Only after healing myself of lifelong chronic constipation through healthful, plant-based eating did I arrive at my life’s work as a dietitian. Now, I find an immense amount of joy in helping others simply and sustainably eat foods that taste good and make them feel even better. To learn more about my approach to nutrition, click the button below.